A First War German Pilot's Pocket Watch by F.W. Kreis
A First War German Pilot's Pocket Watch by F.W. Kreis - This pocket watch is steel-cased, magnetic, non-functional, weighing 94.7 grams, with an inverted face allowing the pilot the ability to read the watch without having to turn the watch the opposite way up. The white enamelled face has bold numerals in black, marked "EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN" (Property of the Aviator Troops), steel blue hour and minute hands, each minute position marked with black rules, the "12" position partly obscured by an inset second hand clock with a steel blue secondhand, maker marked "F.W. KREIS, BERLIN. W.". The reverse exterior cover is hinged along the bottom edge and marked with a Propeller and Wings insignia, along with "F" and "Z." above "L" in the centre. The inside cover is marked "TJM", "11" over "70", numbered "51107" and "L8852M50615", while the inside works is marked on a bar with an "F" over an "A" vs. an "S" over an "R" flanking a downward pointing arrow. It also comes with a reeded ball finial stem and a ring suspension, measuring 53 mm x 66.5 mm x 15.8 mm. The watch exhibits light contact and wear from active use on the exterior, the glass exhibiting very light contact, in better than very fine condition.